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Todd A. Wilson

Real Estate Attorney

Real estate holdings can be the crown jewels of an estate, a business, a lifetime, and a family legacy. As such, real estate transactions tend to come with high stakes, complicated contracts, and shifting responsibilities. That can mean new opportunities and exciting growth when everything aligns just right.

 

Seamlessly navigating real estate transactions and protecting your interests along the way can require a skilled attorney. So can protecting your real estate assets and preserving them for the next generation. 

 

That’s why the trusted Austin lawyers at the Law Office of Todd A. Wilson, also known as TAW Law Texas, offer client-centered real estate services for a variety of real property types and legal needs. 

 

Providing turnkey solutions to fit complex circumstances and objectives, our Austin attorneys can assist, guide, and counsel you through several real estate matters, providing exceptional representation and personalized support every step of the way.

 

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Our real estate services are geared towards streamlining processes, avoiding unnecessary delays and costs, and helping our clients protect their interests. 

 

Explaining how our real estate services work, we invite you to explore the following — or to contact our knowledgeable lawyers in Austin for a free, confidential consultation. 

Real Estate Service FAQs

 

Real estate legal issues can arise as your real property investments, the laws, or your needs change. At TAW Law Texas, our Austin attorneys are up to date with the latest laws affecting Texas real estate transactions, property holdings, estate taxes, and probate. 

 

That is why we are a go-to real estate legal partner and resource for individuals, investors, business owners, commercial property owners, and many others in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Bastrop County, Blanco County, and surrounding areas.

 

Here’s a closer look at how we serve our clients’ dynamic and evolving needs in this practice area, with answers to common questions about our real estate legal services and solutions.

What Types of Real Estate Matters Do You Handle?

The attorneys at TAW Law Texas specialize in providing top-tier counsel and strategic representation for a wide array of real estate legal matters and transactions, including (but not limited to): 

 

  • Property acquisitions and sales: Purchasing and selling real estate doesn’t happen with the flip of a switch. Property acquisitions and sales can involve complicated offers and negotiations, as well as complex contracts, appraisals, title and survey reviews, and closing. Our real estate lawyers can be your representatives and trusted advisors in each phase of a property acquisition or sale.
  • Deeds: A real estate attorney at TAW Law Texas can carefully review property deeds to verify their contents are complete and accurate, so that associated property conveyances are legally binding. Our real estate lawyers have extensive experience in researching, drafting, and recording deeds to convey real property in Texas.
  • Lease Agreements: Drafting, reviewing, updating, and negotiating lease agreements can all be entrusted to our real estate attorneys. We can focus on ensuring the terms of your lease agreements are fair and comprehensive, based on your needs, the property, and the circumstances at hand.
  • Title and survey due diligence: Our real estate lawyers work closely with title companies and surveyors and conduct thorough title commitment and survey due diligence. This process allows us to discover and, when necessary, correct encumbrances and liens. Lenders will require this in closing. This type of comprehensive due diligence can help you fully understand what you’re getting into and determine the best way to proceed.
  • Easement and right-of-way agreements: An interest in real estate granted for a limited use or purpose. Most often, easements are granted to provide access to property that would otherwise be considered landlocked or difficult to access. Our attorneys have ample experience drafting, revising, and reviewing easement and right-of-way agreements for residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use properties.
  • License agreements: Permission to use someone else’s real estate for a specific purpose and time period. A license agreement is different than a lease agreement. At TAW Law Texas, our lawyers understand the nuances that come into play with property license agreements, making us highly effective in representing clients on both the licensor and the licensee sides of these agreements. 
  • Property management agreements: Agreements between property owners and property managers that designate property manager responsibilities, fees and commissions, and so much more. TAW Law Texas represents property owners, management companies, landlords, and others when it’s time to create, review, update, negotiate, or otherwise deal with property management agreements.
  • Service, maintenance, and vendor agreements: Property services and maintenance provided by contractors and vendors can come with their own contracts, terms, and stipulations. Our real estate attorneys can take the lead on these contracts, devising new agreements, reviewing service terms, renegotiating contracts, and taking other measures to minimize the risks of any disputes. 

 

Our real estate services are available for various types of real properties, including (but not limited to):

 

  • Commercial real estate, like office buildings, retail spaces, restaurants, and strip malls
  • Industrial real estate, like storage units, warehouses, and distribution centers
  • Residential real estate, such as single- and multi-family homes, apartment buildings, condos, and townhouses
  • Mixed-use property, such as office-retail buildings and apartment-retail spaces
  • Raw land, including farm and ranch land, undeveloped commercial real estate, and undeveloped residential real estate
  • Master-planned communities in and around Austin, including in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Bastrop County, Blanco County, and beyond.

How Can a Real Estate Attorney Assist with Residential Property Matters?

A real estate lawyer can advise, counsel, and represent you on any side of a residential real estate property transaction. This type of representation can give you knowledgeable guidance, more insight, and better positioning from which to make important decisions. It can also mean faster turnaround times and resolutions, fewer unexpected challenges, and more predictability in the process. 

 

That’s particularly true when you work with a residential real estate attorney at TAW Law Texas because our team can provide essential support in terms of: 

 

  • Contract drafting, reviews, and negotiations to help you work out the best possible terms
  • Residential property due diligence to investigate potential issues that could impact real estate value, use, access rights, and more
  • Closing to prepare all necessary documentation to facilitate property purchases or sales for optimal efficiency 

 

From title insurance, easements, deeds, and beyond, our residential real estate attorneys can help you take care of every last detail, minimize any risks, and streamline complex, high-value transactions.

 

Ultimately, that can mean greater peace of mind and better devices to protect your interests for nearly any residential real estate matter. 

Why Work with a Commercial Real Estate Attorney?

Retaining a commercial real estate lawyer can offer some remarkable advantages, both in the short- and long-term. In fact, whether you’re a business owner, investor, a property manager, or some other interested party, a commercial real estate attorney can offer invaluable assistance with:

 

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions: From negotiating and drafting term sheets and letters of intent in the beginning to authorizing closing in the end, it’s always a good idea to have an experienced commercial real estate lawyer on your side. Our lawyers strive to obtain purchase and sale agreements that meet your goals. They also provide contract management of real estate agreements to ensure clients are timely fulfilling contract obligations. Our real estate lawyers work closely with title companies and surveyors and conduct thorough title commitment and survey due diligence. They help to resolve any issues that arise prior to closing. Our real estate lawyers draft closing documents and work closely with title companies and opposing parties to ensure closing is smooth.
  • Commercial developments: Developing commercial property requires owners to understand and comply with zoning laws, local permitting, land use restrictions, and joint development agreements. Our commercial real estate lawyers can oversee key matters, keeping you in the loop and well-positioned at every stage.
  • Leasing, Licensing, and Property Management: Commercial leases are usually complex. Let our real estate lawyers assist you in understanding your lease and helping you obtain the best possible terms. If you are purchasing a commercial property that is leased to tenants, we can represent you in conducting lease abstracts and helping to review and/or obtain estoppel certificates from the current tenants. License agreements are necessary when commercial properties are being used for a specific purpose and time period, such as for a special event or telecommunications equipment. Our real estate lawyers can represent you in negotiating and drafting a license agreement. They are also experienced with property management agreements and service, maintenance, and vendor agreements.

 

The commercial real estate attorneys at TAW Law Texas have developed lasting relationships with many property developers, investors, and other real estate professionals in Texas, supporting an array of needs and goals while balancing multiple interests and complex laws in the process. 

 

To find out how we can support your commercial real estate needs, simply contact TAW Law Texas.

What Does Estate Planning for Real Estate Owners & Investors Look Like?

There is no single answer, universal template, or cookie-cutter mold for estate planning as a real estate investor or property owner. Instead, estate planning for real estate hinges on several factors, including (but not limited to): 

 

  • The type of real estate you own
  • The current and/or future uses of your property
  • The current owners of the property and whether multiple parties share ownership of a single property
  • Your objectives, your beneficiaries, and your estate

 

With that, you could benefit from setting up: 

 

  • A will
  • Different types of trusts, like a real estate privacy trust (REPT), an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT), or a grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT)
  • Limited liability company (LLC) or Series LLC 
  • A routine for reviewing and updating your estate plan as your real estate holdings, the laws, and your needs evolve

 

Discussing this with an experienced real estate lawyer can help you weigh your options, understand the potential pros and cons, and make the best possible decisions.

Do I Really Need an Austin Attorney for Real Estate Transactions in Texas?

Real estate is a big investment. Operating without a real estate attorney can cost you the deal or create unforeseen issues that must be dealt with post-closing (or post-contract). A real estate attorney can help protect your investment.

 

With a real estate lawyer from TAW Law Texas in your corner, you can be confident that you’re getting unmatched representation, knowledgeable legal support, and skilled attorneys looking out for your interests. 

Austin Lawyers Ready to Assist with Residential & Commercial Real Estate Legal Matters

Retaining an attorney for your real estate legal matters can help you protect your interests and make more informed decisions at every juncture. That’s true whether you’re buying, selling, developing, or leasing property — and regardless of whether you are serving as a grantor, an executor, a trustee, a beneficiary, or another interested party when real estate becomes part of estate planning and probate.

 

That’s because the reality is that: 

 

  • Real estate transactions and distributions tend to require complex work.
  • Inexperience and mistakes in real estate matters can come at a high cost with no possibility to rework the transaction after closing.
  • Working with an experienced professional can eliminate unnecessary roadblocks and problems, providing better opportunities for optimal results.

 

With an Austin attorney from TAW Law Texas in your corner, you can get unparalleled representation, invaluable peace of mind, and personalized support for your real estate legal matters. 

 

Free Consultations   •   5-Star Real Estate Lawyers ‘Near Me’ in Austin, TX

 

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